- President Cyril Ramaphosa went to various areas in Johannesburg on Monday to garner votes for the African National Congress
- Residents from Orange Farm, Soweto and other areas all expressed their issues with electricity to the president
- Some residents in Orange Farm threatened to not vote at all if electricity is not bdeliveredefore election day
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JOHANNESBURG -With the municipal elections merely a week away, President Cyril Ramaphosa has been going all around Johannesburg, Gauteng canvassing for votes for the ruling party.
On Monday, Ramaphosa campaigned in Orange Farm and Soweto and asked residents to vote for the ANC.
Ramaphosa began his Joburg campaign trail in Orange Farm and then went to visit Meadowlands, Soweto and Diepkloof. He asked voters to give the ruling party a second chance and stated the ANC is a political organisation that is self-renewing, according to News24.
However, residents were not pleased with the ANC and brought up issues of employment, housing and electricity.
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Residents of Orange Farm had placards that stated they would not be voting if they do not get electricity, reports SowetanLIVE.
Ramaphosa told residents in Orange Farm that the ANC is the only political organisation that can fix the electricity issues. He also told voters not to stay away from the polls just because there is currently no service delivery.
He added that the ruling party is no longer far removed from the citizens and that they will be on the ground to ensure the needs of residents are met.
"When are you going to tell all @MYANC lead Municipalities to pay @Eskom_SA and save us from these crazy tariffs."
"Maybe if the president can explain what is happening with Medupi n the forever collapsing generators what is going on there we never had such a problem."
"My wish or proposal to you Mr President is that you do this kind of tour twice a year and see how this people you are garning support for are performing as promised."
Mzansi is not impressed with the ANC pledge signing: "We don't need any pledge, we need service delivery"
Briefly News previously reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa and the African National Congress held a pledge signing event for close to 10 000 ANC councillor candidates to hold themselves accountable and do better in providing services for communities.
The signing event was held at the Alberton Civic Centre on Tuesday night, 19 October ahead of the municipal elections in less than two weeks.
Ramaphosa told ANC candidates that by signing the pledge, they are making a declaration to their communities. He also acknowledged that there are certain areas in which ANC councillors have failed to deliver services or have been involved in corruption, however, the pledge signing signifies that councillors have committed to do better, according to IOL.